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Pre-discharge Home Visits for Terminally Ill Hospital Patients

Tracy Alexander, Chia Swee Hong

The preferred place of care and death for the majority of terminally ill people is the home environment. However, the majority of people die in hospital. Discharging terminally ill people from hospital to home is considered to be a complex, challenging and risky process. Pre-discharge occupational therapy home visits are... Read full article

A Rehabilitation Training Programme at the End of Life

Frances Cane, Rebecca Jennings, Jenny Taylor

Terminally ill patients face many challenges with regard to increasing physical dependence on others to meet their practical needs. Progressive weakness, profound fatigue and gradual deconditioning make daily tasks increasingly difficult to perform. Rehabilitation techniques do not lie solely within the role of physiotherapists and occupational therapists. They are an... Read full article

Incorporating Spirituality in End-of-Life Nursing Care

Sarah Spencer-Adams

The palliative approach to care involves individual, holistic, continuous assessment of physical, psychological, spiritual and social problems. The aim is to identify adverse symptoms and associated distress and then to identify measures to help alleviate those symptoms. Spiritual distress at the end of life has the potential to impinge on... Read full article

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